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How to block annoying political texts and calls

Posted at 6:18 AM, Oct 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-28 09:55:15-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Just about every voter has received at least one political text message asking them to help "turn the state red" or "turn the state blue."

Giulia Porter with Robokiller, an app that blocks spam calls and texts, said campaigns can pull this off most often by pulling contact information from voter registration information.

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"When you register to vote," she said, "your voter file is public record. Usually you provide your phone number and it is available to campaigns."

Porter said the easiest way to end the texts, assuming the sender isn't a scammer, is to reply "STOP" to any text.

"It is OK if you feel this is a real campaign," she said, "to reply and ask to be removed from the list."

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iPhones also have a semi-secret text blocking feature. All you have to do is turn on "Filter Unknown Senders" under settings and messages, according to the tech site ZDNet

Apps like Robokiller are another option for a few dollars a month. The applications are designed to block those pesky texts and calls.

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